Swiss Re is promoting one if its rising leaders to become its market executive for Western and Southern Europe starting later this year. A Beazley Group veteran is joining AmWINS Group to become president of its Special Risk Underwriters arm and EVP of the overall company. A former AIG executive signed on with Guy Carpenter & Company to become managing director, global head of Client Support Services.


Swiss Re made Nikhil da Victoria Lobo its market executive for Western and Southern Europe for reinsurance, effective July 1, 2020.

Currently, da Victoria Lobo is Swiss Re’s managing director and head of Americas for its Public Sector Solutions (PSS). He succeeds Claudia Cordioli, who was appointed chief financial officer of the Reinsurance Business Unit on March 1, 2020.

With nearly 20 years’ experience in the insurance and reinsurance industries, da Victoria Lobo started his career at Swiss Re’s Securitas Capital in 2001 before working as an underwriter in the Latin American Facultative Property team. In 2008 he joined the company’s PSS business as one of its first client managers. Since then, he has initiated and nurtured relationships with senior government and business leaders in the U.S., Canada and Latin America and developed Swiss Re’s public sector franchise, said the reinsurer in a statement.

In his new position, he will be based in Zurich and report to Urs Baertschi, CEO Reinsurance EMEA.


AmWINS Group Inc. hired Mark Bernacki as the new president of AmWINS Special Risk Underwriters (SRU) and executive vice president of AmWINS Group, effective March 30, 2020.

In this new role, Bernacki will drive strategy and build capacity for SRU, which underwrites risks for domestic and international carriers and distributes exclusively via AmWINS brokers. Also, as executive vice president for AmWINS Group, he will lead the alternative risk team and work with Underwriting Division President Bob Petrilli to grow the division organically and via M&A.

Before joining AmWINS, Bernacki spent 14 years at Beazley Group, where he most recently served as head of global property and as a member of the executive committee. Before Beazley, Bernacki worked at Liberty Mutual Group in various leadership roles, including vice president of broker operations for Liberty Mutual Property.

AmWINS Group Inc. is the largest independent wholesale distributor of specialty insurance products in the United States.


Guy Carpenter & Company LLC appointed George Williams as managing director, global head of Client Support Services.

In this role, Williams will set the strategy for Guy Carpenter’s global client service organization with a focus on digital transformation and client engagement.

Williams has more than 20 years of experience in operations, product management and client service in the insurance and banking industries. Most recently, he served as chief operating officer of North America General Insurance, AIG, where he led end-to-end customer process oversight for the property and casualty business in the region. He also served in several global and regional roles, including general manager for the insurer’s business in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Before AIG, Williams held a number of posts in the banking sector.

Sources: Swiss Re, AmWins, Guy Carpenter